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Information of Pentamidine from BacMet

Compound Information

  • Compound name: Pentamidine

  • Chemical Class: Diaminine

  • Description: Divalent cation. Use in medical devices (e.g., catheters), as an anti-infective agent, to help treat pneumonia caused by the organism Pneumocystis jiroveci (carinii). Pentamidine is also used as a prophylactic against PCP in patients receiving chemotherapy. Use as an antitumor drug has also been proposed.

  • Database Links: CHEBI:45081

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